House of Hope, La Pointe

House of Hope makes sure nearly 100 children and many at-risk mothers are fed every day, receive medical care, and have the opportunity for a future. Your donations mean the children of House of Hope have two meals a day, readily available clean water to drink, healthcare, and are able to go to school.

House of Hope was founded in La Pointe des Palmistes, Port-de-Paix in 1956 by Caroline Bradshaw, an American missionary who dedicated her life to needy and disabled children. Although there are several organizations with the same name, including one in Port-de-Paix, House of Hope in La Pointe des Palmes, Port-de-Paix is unrelated to them and has operated here for more than 40 years.

House of Hope began as a medical clinic where children could be treated for tuberculosis and other illnesses. Later, this effort expanded into a home for orphaned, abandoned, and displaced children.

Today, House of Hope cares for children in the most dire need. Some are disabled and cannot survive in a world of brutal poverty. Others suffer from illnesses, congenital health conditions, or severe malnutrition. A significant number are orphans and many come from families who are unable to give them even the most basic necessities of life. There are 75 beds for 90 children and one toilet for every 20 children.

At any given time, roughly 90 children and young adults live at House of Hope. It helps the very neediest of northwest Haiti’s impoverished children. It relies on volunteers and contributions from people like yourself to sustain the clinic, children’s home, and other efforts